Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shakespeare in the Port is coming!

We only have two weeks left until the Shakespeare festival is open! Yea!

Shakespeare in the Port is Hong Kong's first outdoor theatre festival. We're dedicated to exposing to kids to the arts in a fun, casual atmosphere. We are created by the artists of Hong Kong for the people of Hong Kong. When I started the festival 4 years ago, people were telling me the only way it would be successful was if I brought in fancy tours from England.

I call BS.

We received a small grant to help cover our production costs but a majority of our funding came from crowdfunding. That's right, our funding came from the people. This proves that our community is passionate about bringing a home grown, outdoor festival to Hong Kong.

Our two mainstage shows are The Taming of the Shrew and The Tragedy of Miss Julius Caesar. We also have special events on Easter Sunday, Shakespeare's Birthday Party and an Open Cast Party on May 4th. 

Here's our youtube promo for the festival.


Tickets can be purchased through Ticketflap.
You can find more information at our official website, www.hongkongshakes.com


Sunday, February 23, 2014

Please Donate and RT!

Please donate and Share Shakespeare in the Port's Fringebacker campaign!

You can get tickets for Shakespeare in the Port for as little as 100HKD.
We need your help!



http://www.fringebacker.com/en/projects/Shakespeare_in_the_Port/

Daily Showtimes were released for the festival today!
Book your tickets now!

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
SHOW TIMES:

7:30pm

4/17, 4/19, 4/25, 4/26, 4/29, 4/2
3pm
4/20, 4/27, 5/3, 5/4

THE TRAGEDY OF MISS JULIUS CAESAR 
SHOWTIMES:

7:30pm

4/18, 4/20, 4/23, 4/24, 4/27, 4/30, 5/1, 5/33pm
4/19, 4/26

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Crowdfunding for Shakespeare Fest!

We launched a crowdfunding campaign for Shakespeare in the Port.

Shakespeare in the Port is a simple vision of bringing affordable, accessible Shakespeare to the public of Hong Kong. Oftentimes people think of Shakespeare as boring or too expensive to attend. We wish to break down these barriers and create an artistic experience that people of all ages can enjoy. 

We wish to create a theatre festival that is locally produced by the Hong Kong art community and inclusive to people of all backgrounds. Ticket prices will be affordable and the performance space will be handicap accessible.

Please help us spread the word. If everyone who sees our Fringe Backer donates 5HKD or .62USD we'll have the funding we need in less than a day!


http://www.fringebacker.com/en/projects/Shakespeare_in_the_Port/






Every dollar helps us make our dream come true of an accessible, affordable Shakespeare festival created by the artists of Hong Kong. All kids can enter the festival for free! I'm happy to answer any questions about the festival.

You can also find out more about the festival via our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/hongkongshakes



Monday, January 6, 2014

Shakespeare in the Port Auditions!!!!

Most of you are hooked into my other blog and social media channels but just in case you aren't here's a reminder that Shakespeare in the Port auditions are tonight and next Sunday!!!!

YEA!

Anybody can audition. No matter how tall, what age or what language you speak. We need tons of actors to be involved with the festival and BONUS you all get paid a stipend for your time.

Reservations for auditions are preferred. (That way we know you're coming...) But if not walk-ins are totes welcome. We also will have monologues on hand in case you don't have anything in your rep to pull out.  If you're out of town but still want to be involved with the festival we can arrange private auditions or you can submit your monologue via youtube!



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Upcoming... Men on the Edge and Bun in the Oven






Two upcoming productions in Hong Kong. One by me and one by Stylus Productions.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Shakespeare in the Port

Dear Blogger Friends,



I'm happy to announce that I'll be working on HK's first ever outdoor theatre festival dedicated to promoting the work of William Shakespeare! *applause applause*

This would not have been possible without the fabulous support of the amazing people at Cyberport who believed in my dream of an affordable, accessible Shakespeare festival in HK. I've had this idea for about four years in HK and finally someone was nice enough to sit down with me and listen to my concept.

Here's the link to the festival website. http://www.hongkongshakes.com

You can also find us on twitter and facebook.

We are currently accepting submissions from local HK artists for the festival. Please email me at meaghan@hongkongshakes.com to receive a packet.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Vixens Burlesque



Playing this weekend at Bisous is my latest Burlesque show!
Here's the show info!
8pm, August 30 and 31st. 200hkd including a drink.
http://www.hkeld.com/events/view/257

Due to adult content only persons 18+ are permitted. Thanks!